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Arab League in talks with ElBaradei over Syria job

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Arab League has approached Mohamed ElBaradei, the former head of the U.N. nuclear agency, as a possible candidate for the job of special envoy to Syria to follow up an Arab initiative to ease President Bashar al-Assad out of power.
 

VIDEO: Adapting to a new economic reality

UK economic activity shrank by 0.2% in the last three months of last year according to official figures.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/business-16731771

   

Probe into gunman licence checks

An investigation begins into whether sufficient checks were carried out into the granting of gun licences to a man who later killed three women.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/uk-england-tyne-16732371

 

Giffords resigns from Congress

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who moved the nation with an improbable comeback after a gunman shot her in the head last year, formally resigned Wednesday in an emotional appearance in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Read more: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/01/25/politics/gabrielle-giffords/index.html?eref=edition

   

Fed not to raise rates until 2014

The Federal Reserve says it does not now expect to raise interest rates in the US until late 2014, sending the dollar lower.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/business-16733461

 
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Rifts on show a year after Egypt's uprising

CAIRO (Reuters) - Tens of thousands massed in Cairo's Tahrir Square and other Egyptian cities on Wednesday, a year after an uprising erupted that toppled Hosni Mubarak, spurred on revolts across the region and exposed rifts in the Arab world's most populous state.
   
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U.S. commandos free two hostages in daring Somalia raid

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - U.S. special forces swooped into Somalia on Wednesday and rescued an American and a Dane after a killing their nine kidnappers, in a rare raid into the Horn of Africa nation to free foreign captives.
 
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U.S. commandos free two hostages in daring Somalia raid

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - U.S. special forces swooped into Somalia on Wednesday and rescued an American and a Dane after a killing their nine kidnappers, in a rare raid into the Horn of Africa nation to free foreign captives.
   

Scots referendum question set out

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond sets out the question he intends to ask voters in a referendum on independence.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-16702392

 
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Japan kept silent on worst nuclear crisis

THE Japanese government's worst-case scenario at the height of the nuclear crisis last year warned that tens of millions of people, including Tokyo residents, might need to leave their homes, according to a report.

   

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